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Automation Enhancement of Multilayer Laue Lenses

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dc.contributor.advisor Yang, Yuanyuan en_US
dc.contributor.author Lauer, Kenneth Robert en_US
dc.contributor.other Department of Computer Engineering en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2012-05-15T18:04:46Z
dc.date.available 2012-05-15T18:04:46Z
dc.date.issued 1-Dec-10 en_US
dc.date.submitted Dec-10 en_US
dc.identifier Lauer_grad.sunysb_0771M_10334.pdf en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1951/55517
dc.description.abstract X-ray optics fabrication at Brookhaven National Laboratory has been facilitated by a new, state of the art magnetron sputtering physical deposition system. With its nine magnetron sputtering cathodes and substrate carrier that moves on a linear rail via a UHV brushless linear servo motor, the system is capable of accurately depositing the many thousands of layers necessary for multilayer Laue lenses. I have engineered a versatile and automated control program from scratch for the base system and many subsystems. Its main features include a custom scripting language, a fully customizable graphical user interface, wireless and remote control, and a terminal-based interface. This control system has already been successfully used in the creation of many types of x-ray optics, including several thousand layer multilayer Laue lenses.Before reaching the point at which a deposition can be run, stencil-like masks for the sputtering cathodes must be created to ensure the proper distribution of sputtered atoms. Quality of multilayer Laue lenses can also be difficult to measure, given the size of the thin film layers. I employ my knowledge of software and algorithms to further ease these previously painstaking processes with custom programs. Additionally, I will give an overview of an x-ray optic simulator package I helped develop during the summer of 2010. In the interest of keeping my software free and open, I have worked mostly with the multiplatform Python and the PyQt application framework, utilizing C and C++ where necessary. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Stony Brook University Libraries. SBU Graduate School in Department of Computer Engineering. Lawrence Martin (Dean of Graduate School). en_US
dc.format Electronic Resource en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher The Graduate School, Stony Brook University: Stony Brook, NY. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Computer Engineering en_US
dc.subject.other control system, MLL, physical deposition, Python en_US
dc.title Automation Enhancement of Multilayer Laue Lenses en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.description.advisor Advisor(s): Yuanyuan Yang. Committee Member(s): John Murray; Ray Conley. en_US
dc.mimetype Application/PDF en_US

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